Cherry Blossom Festival and Japanese Candy Review

The Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park, San Diego organizes the Cherry Blossom Festival every year! In recent years, this event has become a little more exciting as the expansion project of the park comes closer to completion.  The park acquired the lower canyon area where they have planted one-hundred-fifty cherry trees and will have an additional exhibition space and tea room. Shane and…

April’s Kitty Necklace

I recently made a silver kitty cat necklace for April of AprilJustinTV and AprilAthena7.  She has three little cats, Charlie, Bob and Sunrise, that she adopted from rescue centers and have become a part of her family. April and her husband, Justin, shower their kitties with all the love and affection they could possibly hope for! Below are the initial sketches of the cats…

One Sketch a Day: Week 3

I fell under the sickness that was going around last week, but I’m feeling much better today! Thankfully, we are back on track and have sketches to show! Here is week 3 of my Sketch a Day journey.   Above, I have various sketches of pieces I’m considering making for Comic-Con International. Before I know it, Comic-Con will be around the corner and I…

One Sketch a Day: Week 2

I am so sorry that I am already a week behind!  I am still working up towards sketching once a day, but I’m glad that I have definitely been more productive with my drawing than I have been in the past. As I mentioned in my last “One Sketch a Day” post, I want to try to use my sketchbook with more purpose. Above,…

MunchPak Candy and Snack Subscription Review

A company called MunchPak recently sent me a package to review their candy/snack subscription service.  As I am a reviewer and taster of all things candy, I gladly agreed to test out their product. MunchPak puts together a variety of snacks and candies from around the world and people can subscribe to receive these treats on a monthly basis.  I received a decently sized…

One Sketch A Day: Week 1

I was an Illustration major when I was in undergraduate school at the Rhode Island School of Design. Even though I went on to teach and work in the jewelry industry, I still find tremendous satisfaction from the drawing process. I came across this sketch book in 2012 at the San Diego Museum of Art gift shop and immediately fell in love with it!…